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October 14, 2015


The Daily Brief

Citizens Media Forum 

As a part of the launch of the new Digital Communication and New Media minor, the KU English Department will be hosting a Citizen Media Forum on Oct. 14, in Alumni Auditorium, McFarland Student Union Building room 183. A panel discussion will begin at 5 p.m. and a keynote speaker will present at 6:30 p.m. The program will feature several speakers who are active in the media industry today. They will discuss with students how to be successful in their field. Speakers featured on the panel are: Steve Horn, an investigative, environmental digital journalist from DeSmogBlog, Katie Klabusich, award-winning social media director of the Best of the Left podcast, Zach Roberts, a freelance photo/video journalist and keynote speaker Rick Smith of the Rick Smith show. KUTV will broadcast the event live in Kutztown on channel 24, on channel 266 in the Lehigh Valley and online at  For more information visit or contact Dr. Kevin Mahoney at or 610-683-4337
                Kevin Mahoney, English




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5 p.m.                   Citizen Media Forum, Alumni Auditorium, MSU 183
6 p.m.                   Return of the CD Grads 2015, AF 200
7:30 p.m.              KU Jazz Combos, Schaeffer Auditorium, Little Theatre



(Weather forecasts are provided by KU's Dr. Michael Davis and "Monsoon Mike" Regensburger)

Sunny conditions with more seasonable temperatures. High temperature in the mid 60s. Winds west at 5-7 mph.




(Historical facts have been compiled from the KU Archives and Special Collections of the Rohrbach Library; the archives of the Keystone; Kutztown Patriot, Allentown Leader and Reading Eagle; and Beacon on the Hill by Dr. Lee Graver.)

October 14, 1942:  While giving a tribute to the 298th birthday of William Penn on WEEU radio, Professor Bright W. Beck is interrupted by air raid sirens echoing through Kutztown and Berks County.  Authorities in Reading reportedly were respectful of Beck's speech and allowed him to finish before the station was taken of the air.



The Communication Design Department is honored to present Kent Eisenhuth of Google (NYC) and Jenna Palermo of ESPN (LA) as speakers for this year's Return of the CD Grads is in the Academic Forum Room 200, Wednesday, October 14 at 6 p.m.  Please excuse CD majors from class to attend this event. If you need verification of attendance please email  All are welcome!
                Elaine Cunfer, Communication Design

Application Deadline: Monday, October 19

Applications will be accepted from graduating seniors cleared to walk at the fall 2015 Commencement ceremony. In order to be considered for this distinction, a candidate must meet the following minimum requirements:
·         be cleared to participate in the fall 2015 commencement ceremony
·         have a grade point average at or above 3.0
·         demonstrated service to the university community and a record of good university citizenship and cooperation
·         demonstrated evidence of meaningful co-curricular involvement
·         be in good disciplinary standing
·         must be available to interview and present your speech (speech need not be memorized)

In addition, each candidate must submit a completed application available at:
Finalists will be chosen to participate in an interview process to determine the candidate of choice who will be expected to provide a brief address that communicates the spirit of the day (approximately 3-5 minutes) at the fall 2015 Commencement ceremony.
                Andrea Kirshman, associate provost, Retention and Student Success

"Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus & Andromeda" Planetarium LASER Show
Thursday, October 15 at 7 p.m.  There are stories in the stars. Most of the constellations that map out the current night sky have roots in legends from long ago. Narrated by an animated mouse named Socrates, this planetarium LASER show teaches the audience about the ancient legends of Perseus and Andromeda. Covering characters from King Cepheus and Queen Cassiopeia to the mythical god Poseidon and the sea monster Cetus, this LASER adventure tells the story of Perseus & Andromeda like never before. This LASER show is preceded by a short, live planetarium presentation about some interesting stars and galaxies located within these constellations. Admission is FREE.
Planetarium Website:
Fall 2015 Planetarium & Observatory Newsletter:
                Phillip Reed, Planetarium

On Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Recreation Center, West Gym 105, come and enjoy a day full of activities to promote self-esteem, health, and the diverse and realistic portrayal of people's bodies. Activities include information tables, FREE chocolate, food, manicures and more.  Join us at 1 p.m. for Food Guilt No More, as author and activist, Food Mood Girl, Lindsey Smith, helps you uncover patterns of guilt and emotional eating that undermine your relationship with food and shows you how to replace guilt with love.  Lindsey's books include Food Guilt No More, Junk Foods & Junk Moods, The Food Mood Girl's Winter Survival Guide, and 52 Ways to Love Your Body More.  For more information on Lindsey Smith and her books visit:  Food Guilt No More is sponsored by Health & Wellness Center, Multicultural Center & Housing, and Residential Life & Dining Services.  For more information on Love Your Body Day please contact the Women's Center at 610-683-4655 or .
                Mary Borst, Women's Center

Please join the Frederick Douglass Institute and the Social Studies Club for a discussion about current LGBTQ issues in education. The discussion panel will include both KU faculty and students. Refreshments will be provided for this event on Monday, October 19 at 4 p.m. in the MSU Alumni Auditorium, room 183.
                Maria Sanelli, director, Frederick Douglass Institute.

The Institutional Climate Committee will meet Thursday, Oct. 22, at 11 a.m. in the Women's Center Oasis (OM- 3). The agenda includes a review of the ICC's recommendation to reinstate the Ombuds position, the flow chart on academic and student and employee support services, and the diversity dialogue trust talks program. All are welcome.  
                J Cohen, chair, ICC

KU Presents! will host the Capitol Steps on Thursday, Oct. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium.  Less than 50 seats remain so get yours today.  The Capitol Steps are a comedy group from Washington, formed in 1981 by former Senate staffers. The group sets out to satirize our Nation's Capital by showcasing musical and political comedy. Their skits use recent headlines and topics to make fun of both left and right wings of politics to give everyone a laugh.  Not all current Steps were once Capitol Hill staffers, but together the performers have accumulated 62 years of House and Senate staff experience in 18 different Congressional offices. The Steps have been featured on national TV including stations NBC, ABC, and CBS. The Capitol Steps have recorded over 30 albums and can be heard on National Public Radio stations during their Politics Takes a Holiday radio specials.  To more information or to purchase tickets visit 

KUBoK Neighborhood Watch is holding a holiday basket giveaway during the first week of December. We are seeking KU student organizations and campus offices to donate a holiday gift basket for our giveaway. The proceeds raised from ticket sales from the baskets will be used to support KUBoK. The baskets will be displayed on campus in the McFarland Student Union Building on Tuesday, December 1 from 8 a.m. -4 p.m. and at the Ladies Tea on Wednesday, December 2.

If your organization or office is able to put together a cellophane wrapped gift basket, please drop it off at the Office of Student Involvement in the McFarland Student Union Building, room 153, by Monday, November 23. Gift cards are also accepted and appreciated. Any questions, please contact at KUBoK appreciates the support!
                Alana Greene, graduate student, KUBoK

Effective Friday, Oct. 16, Barbara Miller will be taking over for Shannon Sibiski in the Copy Center. Barb has been working for Kutztown Publishing at the Albright Copy Center. Due to her experience, we expect a seamless transition.  Shannon's last day is Thursday, Oct. 15. We would like to thank Shannon for her superior customer service and wish her well in her new position.
                Barb Miller, Kutztown Publishing Company



Friday, Oct. 16 - Women's Volleyball vs. Slippery Rock - 11:30 a.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats
Friday, Oct. 16 - Women's Volleyball vs. Edinboro - 7 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats
Saturday, Oct. 17 - Women's Bowling - (All Day) KU Fall Baker Invitational (Berks Lanes)
Saturday, Oct. 17 - Women's Volleyball vs. Mercyhurst - 10 a.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats
Saturday, Oct. 17 - Field Hockey (Senior Day) vs. Seton Hill - 1 p.m. (Andre Reed Stadium) Live Stats
Saturday, Oct. 17 - Women's Volleyball vs. Gannon - 6 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats
Sunday, Oct. 18 - Women's Bowling  -(All Day) KU Fall Baker Invitational (Berks Lanes)



Saturday, Oct. 17 - Men's Rugby vs. Wheeling Jesuit, 1 p.m. (Ruby Pitch)
Saturday, Oct. 17 - Women's Lacrosse vs. Temple, 4 p.m. (Andre Reed Stadium)
Sunday, Oct. 18 - Ice Hockey vs. Bloomsburg, 4:30 p.m. (Body Zone, Wyomissing)



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